About the Western Region Drugs Task Force
- To develop an integrated and well-managed response to drug and alcohol problems across the region
- To propose a range of solutions and service interventions based on the four pillars of the National Drugs Strategy
- To ensure that responses are monitored and evaluated according to best practice and value for money principles.
History of the Task Force
The Western Region Drugs Task Force (WRDTF) is a co-ordinating body established in May 2003. The function of the taskforce is to research, develop and implement, using a partnership approach, a coordinated, regionally-appropriate response to substance misuse.
The WRDTF which covers counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon was established as one of the key recommendations of the National Drugs Strategy 2001-2008. Our overall aim is to significantly reduce the harm caused to individuals and society by the misuse of drugs through a concerted focus on supply reduction, prevention, treatment and research.